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goler traveling with the president in martha's vineyard that could leave you paying more out of pocket. good evening, wendell. >> reporter: good evening, shannon. the concession involves the cap on out of pocket costs to go into effect next year, it could double costs for people that use one to manage medical coverage and another for prescription drug benefits. as the president settled in to vacation life on martha's vineyard, word of a new obama care concession to insurance companies, involving the $6300 a year cap on deductibles and co-pays that was supposed to go into effect next year. officials say insurers sometimes use different companies to administer medical coverage and drug benefits, their computers don't always talk to each other. in those rare cases, people could pay twice the out of pocket costs. this ceo says the president was right when he warned there would be a learning curve. >> they're trying to recreate many of the things insurance companies got good at doing. what they're going to learn is this is not so easy. >> reporter: the latest concession was granted before t
rebuke of the egyptian government. wendell goler is with the president on martha's vineyard tonight. >> reporter: egypt's most violent day since the ouster of hosni maubarak pulled the president out of vacation briefly and said the u.s. will boycott joint exercises that had been set next month. >> our traditional cooperation cannot continue as usual when civilians are being killed in the streets and rights are being rolled back. >> reporter: the biannual exercises began two years after the egypt-israel peace treaty and once a mainstay of the relationship and haven't been held since 2009 because of the continue i continuing instability. here on martha's vineyard, president obama has spent time on the phone with the national security team and briefed by the national security advisor but hasn't co hasn't -- talking about egypt's problems. >> reporter: they both have accused him of supporting the other side and so have his critics in this country. >> the president has put his thumb down on the scale on the side of the muslim brotherhood. this will resonate all over egypt and not do us a
jetting off to an eight-day vacation on martha's vineyard president obama took volley of questions from a white house press corps feeling neglected the past several months. the topics varied but the president had a message to get out about government surveillance. here a chief white house correspondent ed hen prip. >> afternoon, everybody. these have a seat. >> reporter: president obama used his first full-scale news conference in over three months to try and get out in front of the nsa surveillance controversy he was on his heels over a range of national security issues from his prickly relationship with russia to terror threats from al qaeda and why he still hasn't brought the benghazi killers to justice. >> i also said we'd get bin laden and didn't get him in 11 months. so we have informed, i think, the public there's a sealed indictment. >> reporter: the president was referring to the fact that u.s. officials earlier this week revealed the justice department filed its first criminal charges against an unknown number of people believed to be involved in benghazi, which the president
in martha's vineyard, but it is not like the president is far from the job. wendell goler tells us about one item on the president's to do list. >> reporter: in between missing putts with golfing buddies, president obama may use some of his time on his vacation thinking about a replacement for fed chairman ben bernanke, who is leaving the most powerful economic position in the world in january. >> it is definitely one of the most important economic decisions i make in the remainder of my presidency. >> reporter: he told reporters friday that he is considering a number of qualified candidates, some experts think the short list is down to larry summers, former head of national economic council, and treasury secretary under president clinton, and janet yellin, the first woman to head the fed. >> 70, 80% of value, yellin will be the nominee. and if it would be someone else, summers, there has to be market adjustment. >> reporter: that adjustment would likely be down. but wouldn't last longs. given the fed's dual mandate, keeping inflation low and employment high, the latter should be the focus.
press secretary josh earnest told reporters on martha's vineyard the increase in rates won't be much. >> probably on the order of $5 or less a year on cell phone owners, on an individual cell phone owner. >> reporter: for that, officials think they can connect 99% of the schools. lawmakers say not so fast. fred upton said there's going to be push back, absolutely. mr. obama told a north carolina gathering in june he can do it without congress. >> we can and will get started right away. yes, we can. >> reporter: but he can't do it without the federal communications commission, which is supposed to be an independent agency. >> the president twice said he's directed this independent regulatory agency to spend this money and raise these taxes and that is simply not within his power to do. >> reporter: aides say he wants to expand an fcc program established to give libraries affordable communications. >> the purpose is to expand access to telecommunications technology all across the country. >> reporter: his spokesman said who wouldn't want to make it virtually universal, especially if it
if the president wasn't desperate to rebuild public confidence in it. john? >> wendell goler on martha's vineyard, thanks. please join me this sunday for fox news sunday, filling in for chris wallace. i will be talking obama care and immigration with kentucky senator rand paul, and we will discuss egypt and the nsa with new york congressman pete king, and connecticut senator richard blumenthal. check your local listings for broadcast times. >>> republicans push back hard on the hillary front, that's coming up next. >>> here is what's going on at the fox affiliates outside washington, d.c. fox 13 in memphis with the 36th anniversary of the death of elvis presley. fox 25 in oklahoma city on the return of children's school in moore, oklahoma, three months after a massive tornado killed several of their classmates. >>> and a live look at minneapolis from fox 9. the big story there, a nine-year-old boy whose feet were run over by a train. that's our live look outside the beltway from "special report." we will be right back. alert. the beach on your tv is much closer than it appears. dive into labor da
. >> leland vittert, thank you. >>> despite his digs on martha's vineyard, president obama was never far from the egypt crisis. ed henry on a returning president who's had to hit the ground running. >> reporter: just back from vacation, president obama is immediately facing pressure to deal with the spiraling situation in egypt, with defense secretary chuck hagel declaring the violence must end, though he quickly added the administration believes it has little leverage. >> our ability to influence the outcome in egypt is limited. it's up to the egyptian people and they're a large, great, sovereign nation, and it will be their responsibility to sort this out. >> reporter: some key republicans disagree and hit the sunday talk shows to declare it is time for the president to play an important card, cutting off the $1.3 billion in military aid the u.s. provides egypt each year. >> we have no credibility. we do have influence, but when you don't use that influence, then you do not have that influence. >> reporter: we are not winning the hearts and minds of those in egypt. >> we're going to have a
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